Thanksgiving Side Dishes
On Thanksgiving dinner, the main dishes should traditionally be Turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin. It’s probably logic to think of some Thanksgiving side dishes to fill the table and make everyone filled up. But in addition to that, you should consider everyone’s health too.
You don’t want your guests to suffer stomach ache after dinner and laying down in every corner in the house.
Dinner could help activate you and give you the power to keep the day going even longer, or could make you heavy and just shut down the fun.
Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes
1# Beet SALAD.
Yes, go beyond the green casserole and the traditional Thanksgiving dinner full-of-carbs list. Here are some healthy Thanksgiving side dishes you should serve with dinner.
Serving salad should give you big balance between the carbs and fats you’re planning to stuff on the table that evening. How about this healthy, tasty, and colorful beet salad?
The basic recipe for a pumpkin puree is to roast a small pumpkin. After that, you need to whip the flesh in your food blender. Mix it with low sodium vegetable broth, chopped onion, and garlic, with a touch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Simmer until smooth. There you go!
3# Nourishing Nibbles
Ever occurred to your mind that turkey dinner sides can be both healthy and delicious? Here’s a tip.
Change your habits, start this year with something you’re not used to as well as your guests. It only takes from five to ten seconds to prepare. Replace your annual buttery crackers and fatty cheeses with other low fat and rice crackers with tasty rye flatbread.
And to top all that, add savory hummus with low-fat cheese; salsa and black bean flavored spread. Give it a try and let me know your results!
4# Roasted Vegetables
My favorite side has arrived! Grab some of your favorite root veggies. Whether it was turnips, beets, onion yam or squash, you can add them all together. Don’t forget a touch of bell pepper, garlic and mushrooms too for a perfect flavor. Add salt and rosemary to your liking
Brush the veggies with olive oil and roast in the oven until fully cooked- 30 minutes. Check and stir every 10 minutes.
5# Fruit Stuffing
If you’re willing to replace fat with health, then don’t hesitate about it. Tun the turkey and butter stuffing into a homemade fruit stuffing with low wheat bread and low-sodium chicken base!
You might have to gain some calories on Thanksgiving. But who said you can’t limit it down with some healthy Thanksgiving side dishes??
Give those Thanksgiving dinner ideas a try and let me know your results and favorite Thanksgiving recipes in the comments section below!